Prabhupada Letters :: 1967
a.c. bhaktivedanta swami

22 Aug 2004
Tuesday, August 22, 1967  

Vrindaban, India

My Dear Rayarama,

Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter of 8.17.67, and have noted the contents.

Krishna's Janmastami ceremony may be celebrated in the same way as last year. I understand that Acyutananda is coming here on Janmastami Day, but I have received no word from him. Anyway, if he comes it will be a great joy for us.

You will see in the letter to Brahmananda that any student who comes here for studying further in K.C. will have no difficulty for room, board, and tuition. It is a good opportunity for our students, and I shall be very glad to learn how many of you desire to come. In the meantime, I am trying to get other facilities for passage.

Please give your primary attention for improving BTG, the backbone of our movement. Kirtanananda is going to be the first sannyasa among my disciples. I am improving gradually.

Hope you are all well.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 22.8.04 |

Tuesday, August 22, 1967  

Vrindaban, India

My Dear Brahmananda,

Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 8.15.67, as well as the one to Kirtanananda.

It is very good news for me that you are going to have $5300 very soon, and I thank you very much for offering the entire amount to me. I think the whole amount should be utilized for further publication of my books. I am very much anxious to know if any arrangement has been made with MacMillan. If not, then either we have to print the books here in India or in Japan. Please therefore let me know what is the fate of the contract. I am also anxious to know if you saw personally the Ambassador Mr. B.K. Nehru with my books. These things are very important for our future.

Regarding my health, everyone says that I am much improved, and I also feel that way, except that I'm not in normal condition of movement, but the doctor says that that is mainly due to the heat, not my heart. So far my eating is concerned, I am doing it with more relish than N.Y. If the improvement goes on at the present rate, I think I shall be able to return by the end of October.

Here in Vrindaban I have secured full cooperation of my god-brother Swami Bon, and he has very kindly offered me full tuition, room, boarding, etc., for at least ten students among my disciples, who may come for further study in the matter of Krishna Consciousness, as enunciated by the authorized Goswamis, who are direct disciples of Lord Caitanya. So immediately, if some of you come here for such studies, there will be no difficult; but at the same time I am also trying to have our own house, and probably it will be done.

Regaring Gargamuni's marriage, I have already sanctioned it. Perhaps you did not receive the letters containing all instructions. I repeat: the bride and groom should sit before the Deity Lord Krishna or Jagannatha and you should ignite the fire to offer clarified butter; simply chant Hare Krishna, all of you, and offer the butter to the fire with the word SAHA. The bride and groom should exchange their garlands, and the groom should promise never to forsake his wife, and the wife should promise to serve the husband for all her days. Then when there is opportunity, I shall further bless them personally.

Rayarama wants $300 loan. So you can judge on the spot, and if possible try to help him.

We received the fuses. Thank you.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 22.8.04 |

August 22, 1967  

Vrindaban, India

My Dear Jadurani,

Please accept my blessings. I am so glad to receive your letter along with Brahmananda's.

Yes I am definitely improving, and I expect to return soon. In the meantime it has been decided by me to transform Kirtanananda into a Swami, and he may then go back to Montreal for improving the center, and for opening more centers in that country. He has no complaint now for his health, and I hope, by Krishna's Grace, he will keep well here.

Please give one painting to Yogi Denkar, and charge what you like. I am so satisfied with your service for the cause of Krishna Consciousness, and I shall simply pray to Krishna for your good health, sound mind, and steady progress in the matter of K.C.

Please offer my blessings to all the girls especially who are living with you.

Your ever well-wisher,
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

letters | 22.8.04 |
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